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Museum of Appalachia

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2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716-6756
+1 865-494-7680
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Without a doubt you can not beat the meals served in their diningroom.. served fresh daily and many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catherine B
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Not a lot of “living” history

The way it was promoted we expected to see people in costumes and talking with us at the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LizP2002
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Milford, Delaware
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The Museum of Appalachia is a living history museum--a pioneer mountain farm-village that lends voice to the people of Southern Appalachia through the artifacts and stories they left behind. Roam the 65-acre complex and experience a recreated Appalachian community complete with: -36 authentic log structures (including Mark Twain's Family Cabin) -Farm animals -Over 250,000 artifacts in 3 buildings, with vast collections of folk art, music memorabilia, baskets, quilts, Native American artifacts, and much more. The Museum hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, including Sheep Shearing Days, July 4th Anvil Shoot, "Days of the Pioneer" Antique Show, and A Candlelight Christmas.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (38 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716-6756
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+1 865-494-7680
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"musical instruments"
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"farm animals"
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"hall of fame"
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"mark twain"
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"folk art"
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"cornbread"
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"pinto beans"
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"authentic buildings"
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"huge collection"
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"indoor exhibits"
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"personal stories"
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"spent several hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a doubt you can not beat the meals served in their diningroom.. served fresh daily and many choices for sides or even all vegetables. Homemade cakes, pies and so much more. The staff is courteous and very helpful. Always friendly and the food is...More

Thank Catherine B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The way it was promoted we expected to see people in costumes and talking with us at the exhibits and the history. There was no living history part. It’s nice and commendable to have pieces of history preserved but it’s basically items from random families...More

Thank LizP2002
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They were self-sustaining and artists that appreciated nature was my take away from this very unique museum. I’ve never seen such a collection of personal stories, carpet bag and toys made from up cycling containers. Moonshine jelly for sale too! My great grandfather was a...More

Thank Carrie S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could spend hours here studying all the history of the people and life of Appalachia. There are two large barns of items from the region and several homes that have been moved to the site. I addition, there is a great little gift shop...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you grew up watching Little house on the prairie this place will excite you. I’m into pioneer history so it was really interesting to me. My 12 year olds were not as thrilled but I wanted to show them how everyone used to live...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not able to take the tour this trip but my wife and I loved the store, took pictures of the beautiful birds.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visit this museum. Awesome exhibits about our forefathers and their way of life. Great restaurant in the gift shop. Make sure you check their hours of operation before you visit. Very good food along with great service. Gift shop has many books detailing the area...More

Thank Ken W
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This is the 2nd year thst our church has had their annual Christmas party at the Museum. We have gotten there early to shop and browse the many books, candles, soaps, and other items they carry. The catered buffet meal they offer isn't fancy, but...More

Thank krsk13
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

There is so much to see here. Amazing how john rice was able to buy, barter and collect these artifacts. All items are from the area and select East Tennessee history nicely. Amazing, inventive people who legacy is interesting to see. We would recommend this...More

Thank Dlcharles
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Visited in the late 80s with my parents and remembered it being fun. Made a point to work it into our recent trip so my 8 year old daughter could check it out. We had a blast listening to the live music in the store,...More

1  Thank 487erikj
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Hedy M
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They have a large parking area that would accommodate the trailer.
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Susan K
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Response from Lesley P | Reviewed this property |
Did not see any any pets there but contact the museum direct.
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CrystalAndrus
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Response from AniKinTN | Reviewed this property |
Can google the museumofappalachia. $18 adult, $15 AAA, senior, or military. $10 for older kids, $6 for younger, think under five is free.
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